Welcome at the Peace Village

The Peace Village Hostel, situated in rural Messines, is the ideal group accommodation and base for a visit to Flanders Fields and the Ypres Salient. The hostel overlooks the Messines ridge battlefield of Belgium's smallest city with landmarks such as the Island of Ireland Peace Park and the New Zealand Memorial to the Missing.

The Hostel excels in tranquility, space and offers great facilities. It's perfectly equipped to accommodate both medium size and large groups. We can welcome up to 165 guests in 43 studio's, each with their own living and sleeping area and en-suit facilities. Our evening activities and bar help to keep groups occupied in the evening whilst you enjoy the beautiful sunset on Kemmel hill.

Peace Village came up to all our expectations and more! Outstanding service!
— Marion L, UK
Great football pitch and what a view!
— Oack School, 
Thank you for a marvellous, comfortable and happy stay!
— From the staff and pupils from Cuckmere House Sussex, 
Best value accommodation in the Ypres Salient
— Alain from Trip Advisor, 
Thank you for helping to find my grandfather’s grave.
— Pupil from St. Johns, 
From all of us: “Thanks” for a memorable stay :) !!
— Clyst vale – Exeter, 
So much more than a hostel!
— Trip Advisor, 
Thank you for the great food and bringing our visit alive!
— the ANZACS, 
Keeps improving every year.
— , 
Wonderful stay- Peace Village was fantastic. Incredibly helpful & friendly staff. You made our stay great!
— Kate Snell, 


B&B group rates from 15 people onwards based on 4 people per room, per person per night:

  • 1 night: € 32
  • 2 nights: € 29
  • 3 nights and more: € 28

Packed lunches are available at € 6, a cold buffet at €12 and a warm 3 course meal at €12.

Hill 80, a reinforced German stronghold from the Great War

Download the itinerary for the Connecint Past & Present-trip in March

As we mark the centenary of the Battles of Messines & Passchendaele, several new memorials have been unveiled over the spring and summer of 2017 and more projects ar

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How to find us

By car: From Ypres, take the N336 towards Lille. Keep heading south, passed Wijtschate. When you get to the main junction in Messines, take a left towards Nieuwkerke. Some 300 meters passed further, just before the cemetery, you will see the flagposts of the Peace Village on your left hand side. We are situated some 10 minutes from Ypres, some 90 minutes from Calais & Dunkerque and some 30 minutes from Lille. Bruges is one hour away.

By train: The nearest station is Komen - Waasten. The nearest Eurostar & TGV station is in Lille.

Peace Village Messines

Nieuwkerkestraat 9a
B-8957 Mesen
T +32 57 226 040
F +32 57 226 045
BTW: 863.751.643
IBAN: BE92 0014 8805 9923